As Central takes on New London in Marshfield.
Red Raiders looking to get to state for the 4-th time
1-st since 1995.
Shianne Fair hits the first of two field goals for
Central in the opening quarter.
They lead 7-4 after one.
Katlyn Roesch in the second quarter follows her miss
gets the rebound and layup.
Central up 10-7 at the half.
After New London takes their first lead of the game
Roesch hits the three.
Red Raiders regain the lead 13-11.
New London gets hot from the outside hitting three
three-pointers in the third.
Gretl Steingraber with one of them right as the third
quarter comes to an end .
to take a 20-16 lead.
Bulldogs continue hitting their shots in the fourth.
Mickey Roland three makes it 23-18.
Same score when Central's Shianne Fair falls down
hard on her back.
She gets taken off the court on a stretcher.
A scary moment.
But Central keeps their composure.
Brooke Baldwin three gets them within three.
Then Brittany Baldwin gets the hoop and foul.
Three-point play ties the game at 26 .
and we need overtime to decide the winner.
Red Raiders score their seven-points in the extra
period off of free throws .
and they wouldn't trail in O-T.
Central is going to state .
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It was a big moment in today's game.
Shianne Fair goes down injuring her back with five
minutes to play and the Red Raiders down by five.
With her gone the team responded, not only to tie
the game but to win it in overtime.
Do it for Shianne.
Nahmie George Shi has had a bad back she's battled
through all year long.
It's been sore from November.
So she's been playing always with a bad back.
It spasmed up on her.
She couldn't even sit up.
By the time the game ended and Central punched their
ticket to state, Shianne was back with the team to
share in the big moment.
Shianne Fair It means the world to me.
I'm so proud of my team.
They're like my family, I'm so proud.
Katlyn Roesch It's so unreal.
I've been waiting for this and I knew it was going
to come and I'm happy it did.
It's just so crazy and I love it, I love the feeling.
Nahmie George It has to sink in yet.
I'm just excited for the girls.
They've worked so hard since November.
They deserve this, they earned this and we're just
going to have a lot of fun down there.
Fair said she will be okay to go when the team plays
in the Division two state semifinal game on Friday
Reporting from Marshield, GW, N8 sports.
Central faces DeForest Friday around at the Resch
Center in the state semifinals.